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Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. "hardball" starts right. now. >>> romney pummels libya. let's start "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with the horrible story of the courageous diplomat in libya. he acted heroically in overthrowing lives during ka dauf fee. hours before the killing, romney issued a statement accusing president obama of having sympathized with those making the attacks and called it disgraceful. reince priebus went further, tweeting toll a similar attack on cairo. this echos past attacks from the right. what is new on the statement in libya is the wildness. the president never said he sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt. mark halperin and howard fineman are political analysts for msnbc. how did romney get in this mess? look at the timeline of events. it started yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. eastern time, noon in cairo. that's when the american embassy put out a statement saying it condemns the statements by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. at about noon, the wall was breached and ripped down around 10:00 at night.
Sep 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT
libya. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this horrible story of the courageous american ambassador killed in libya. chris stevens sounds like a great guy. peace corps volunteer who in his more recent career acted heroically in the overthrow of gadhafi. has been overshadowed by the desperate reach by mitt romney to secure political advantage. hours before the killing romney issued a statement accusing president obama of having sympathized with those making the attacks on the u.s. consulate. he called it disgraceful. went further, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt, the rnc chair tweeted, referring to a similar assault on the u.s. embassy in cairo. the accusation that the president sympathized with muslim militants echoes past attacks from the right. what's new in romney's statement in libya is its wildness. the president never said he sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt protesting an anti-muslim film, apparently made in los angeles. "time" magazine's mark hallperin and howard fineman. take a look at the
Sep 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, go ahead. talk about the whole thing, this whole thing about what happened in libya, we will talk about the president's wonderful performance in a moment. the way they're attacking obama, it is not as if he left his guard down, it is as if he is sympathizing with the enemy, portraying him as the other. not just argument over competence and strength, it is over loyalty. >> well, indeed, and cynthia is right, this is the southern strategy at large. look, chris, real substantive political leaders in america, presidents like fdr in the 30s or ronald reagan in the '80s tend to remake their parties in their own images, around their own core beliefs. mitt romney doesn't appear to really have a core that you can build anything around. so as a result, the party remakes him in its image, and the party, the republican party now is dominated by this -- you call them a fringe, but it is a larger chunk than that, these kind of tea party folks, and part of their thing is they demand feelty. you have to adopt their delusional world view which includes things like obama is a muslim man churian can
Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
during the day that this happens. when we had the situation in libya, simultaneously in cairo, and he puts out a statement attacking what he calls the disgraceful behavior of president obama, who is pushing that and saying release the statement, attack, attack, attack. who is doing that? >> i don't know who is doing it but it seems to be his own impulse and it has been consistently in this campaign on matters not only foreign but also domestic. but it really is unseemly when you have american embassies under assault for a presidential candidate to start playing politics with it. and as you said before, there are people on his foreign policy advisory staff who are neoconservatives who do not reflect the majority of the foreign policy establishment or of the american people. >> any chance of a shake out before we go on here, any chance romney is going to say, i'm surrounded by idiots, no one is giving me the right advice, i have the wrong impulses? save me? any talk of that. >> i don't think there is any talk of that. but what i have heard is that it's a chaotic situation, somebody who
Sep 18, 2012 2:00pm PDT
this question since last week with his response to libya. the republican establishment is watching this race very closely. elected officials, the cons consultant class, financial people. they're looking at it and they want to know, is this guy in a downward spiral? the polls are still close. mitt romney can still win this race, but if you remember back in 1996, chris, there came a point, and it was a long way before election day when the republican party said we're done with bob dole. he's not going to win this race, we got to take care of ourselves. it was -- >> we're not there yet. >> no, we're not there yet. we're not there yet, but the fact of what's happened over the course -- this is why all of this is in context. it's two horrific weeks and it raises the stakes for romney in the debates because if he does not win decisively in the first debate, we could be at that point. >> one last pander in this to the rich and the people down there with right wing views. david, you have a piece of tape. let's talk about another piece of tape. this is part of the romney speech down there to those we
Sep 13, 2012 2:00pm PDT
in the islamic world. you have already seen the protests in libya and egypt expand to whether it's cashmere, or pakistan, and the danger that this becomes much bigger and that the kind of conciliatory position that the obama administration has taken might make it look weak down the road when in fact it has been -- >> surely you have to attack anti-islamic stupidity. to say that romney hadn't done so, let's watch the secretary. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject it's content and message. >> who would be offended. >> >> rochl any has painted himself into a corner. >> there's a clash of civilizations going on. you see this every day on the internet. and i guess romney in a kind of a political tunists's way, doesn't want to offend people who were going to be supporters of his. >> he just comes across as a guy who doesn't have a feel to the way the world works. i think it's going to hurt him. we'll see in the debates whether he can form a coherent argument about american power and how the world works. but he ain't done it so far. >>
Sep 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
in libya, syria, iraq, afghanistan, wants us going to war with the russians again. he's unbelievable. china. >> chris, these republicans are amazing because they said that during the recovery act, to help states pay teachers, pay firefighters, pay medicaid workers, government jobs don't matter. and now, you've got mccain and lindsey graham traveling the country saying, government jobs in the military and industrial complex matter. well, where is the equal discussion about what matters in government? if we're taking care of people and educating children and moving forward, those don't count? building bombs are the ones that count? >> i don't know what to say. i think you're a very powerful guest, sir. governor schweitzer. you got your boots on look at the cowboy boots on this guy. anyway, thank you. >> these boots are by eddie rendell. he saw me in the airport and said you got to get them shined up. he paid for these boots to get shined. >> he's going to give orders. thank you governor schweitzer and bill richardson. thank you. coming up live from charlotte, the press gushed when paul ryan w
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